On a night when shooting was at a premium, the Lewis and Clark girls basketball team relied on its defense in a 46-40 victory over the Gonzaga Prep Bullpups in a Greater Spokane League game at G-Prep.
“When we weren’t making shots we did not let that affect us at the other end of the floor,” LC coach George Pfeifer said. “We talked about that at halftime.”
LC (9-3 overall, 9-1 league) remained a game behind league-leading Central Valley.
The Tigers had a 22-18 lead at halftime.
“Taylor Cunningham and Jacinta Buckley were good for us on defense,” Pfeifer said. “Our forwards did some positive things.”
Riley Lupfer led LC with 17 points. Buckley finished with 10 and 11 rebounds. Cunningham also had 10 points.
Tayler Drynan led G-Prep (5-7, 5-5) with 20 points.
Mt. Spokane 38, Ferris 37: Miahna Waters had 17 rebounds to spark the Wildcats (7-5, 5-5) past the visiting Saxons (4-8, 4-7). Jordan Smith led Mt. Spokane with 11 points. The Wildcats led by as many as 10 before holding off Ferris in the final quarter. Lexi Erickson led the Saxons with 13 points.
Central Valley 71, North Central 36: The No. 1-ranked and visiting Bears (12-0, 10-0) were too much for the Indians (4-8, 4-6). Lexie Hull led CV with 24 points, Katie Hawkins had 16 and freshman Mady Simmelink scored 13. Megan Dean led NC with 14 points.
University 61, Rogers 31: The Titans (7-5, 7-3) scored more than half of their points (31) in the first quarter, overwhelming the visiting Pirates (0-11, 0-10). Ten of 11 Titans scored. They were led by Kaitlin Pannell, who finished with 16. Atyzha Upton led Rogers with eight.
Mead 62, Shadle Park 21: Twelve of 13 Panthers (6-5, 6-4) scored. Payton Douglass led the visiting Panthers with 15 points as they opened an 18-2 lead in the first quarter. Mead finished with eight 3-pointers. Abby Bauernfeind led the Highlanders with 12.
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